Dr. Minami retires after 26 years at Overlake


Eiji Minami, MD, joined the Overlake medical community in 1989. After 26 years, he announced his retirement from the medical practice at the end of September.

"I believe being a physician is a calling in the truest sense. We have been called not only to participate in healing those who are broken, but also in keeping them from breaking," wrote Dr. Minami. "I am truly blessed to have been a part of this great medical community."


Dr. Minami’s patients will continue to receive care from his colleagues at Proliance Surgical Specialists at Overlake.



Proliance Surgical Specialists at Overlake is the premier general and colorectal surgery group in Bellevue, Washington. Our highly trained, knowledgeable, and caring surgeons and staff strive to create an environment of excellence, service, and accessibility for our patients and referring healthcare providers. Consistent with their history of safe innovation, our surgeons have the highest volume of da Vinci® Robotic Single Site™ Cholecystectomy patients in the Pacific Northwest—the Single Site™ platform is the newest and most advanced robotic surgery system available. Joining Proliance Surgeons, Inc., one of the most respected and well run surgical specialty groups in the nation, has allowed us to focus almost exclusively on our clinical interests and provides us with the infrastructure to recruit the highest quality surgical specialists to our practice. It is our commitment to the Eastside community and referring physicians and health care providers to grow our practice and serve the increasingly complex needs of the Eastside population and Overlake Medical Center with skill and compassion. Experience is key when choosing the right surgeon. See below for a sample of our surgeons’ unparalleled experience.